Yes. The Registration Agency will provide significant technical assistance during compliance reviews to help sponsors conduct their availability and utilization analyses. An automated tool has been developed for staff to use in helping sponsors conduct the analyses. The Demographic Analysis Tool simplifies the process, by using the most recent Census data on all workers in the civilian labor force (persons working and those looking for work) to perform the availability analyses. The tool also allows staff and sponsors to easily identify where the program is underutilizing women or ethnic/racial minorities.
Will the Registration Agency provide assistance in conducting these analyses?
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